Thanks, 17th St. Bridge Jumper Lady

Thanks for turning my morning into a test of how well I can edge my way into adjoining lanes and detour around “all lanes closed” highway traffic.

Shouldn’t she have slept in this morning, anyway? I don’t understand the motivation to get up early and stand on a bridge, unless the whole rush hour thing is part of the cry for attention. And I guess the jumpers have found a new favorite spot on the 17th St. bridge—this wasn’t the first, right?

[EDIT: Apparently she jumped out of a Greyhound bus’ bathroom window before sitting on the bridge. Weird.]

5 Comments so far

  1. Jam (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    It took me 3x as long to get into work. The upside is I think I have problems? My life is gravy compared to what this woman is facing.

  2. dp (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

    I can think of some significantly less painful ways to off yourself. But then again, the majority of these bridge “jumpers” don’t actually go through with it, rather a plea for attention and a disturbance to the rest of us. I guess I’m just getting tired of this happening so often.

  3. Annie (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

    I am also getting tired of this happening so often. These people are crying out for attention and never actually jump. I understand closing all lanes of traffic in order to save the people that might be hit by a plunging jumper, but maybe we need to start threatening to shoot jumpers on sight. That would get rid of them quickly, i think. :-)

  4. none (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 8:23 am

    even in jest, that’s a despicable comment.

  5. alsonone (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2006 @ 11:48 am

    “even in jest, that’s a despicable comment.” Completely agree, but it’s hardly surprising, considering she also advocates “putting down” child molestors.

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